by Joe Alain

Pandora's Box Has Been Opened
(thoughts on the Supreme Court decision of June 26, 2015 to legalize same sex marriage)
Joe Alain

In classical Greek Mythology, Pandora was the first woman on Earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to create her. So he did, using water and earth. According to Hesiod, when Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Prometheus' brother Epimetheus. When Epimetheus and Pandora got married, Zeus presented the newlyweds with a jar that he said to not open. Out of curiosity, Pandora opened the jar, releasing death and many other evils into the world.

When I first received a news alert this past Friday morning about the Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage, my heart sank. Like many, I too thought that this was very much a likely outcome, but seeing it in print took me back. I felt sad, distraught, and then angry because of the great harm that people made in God's image will experience as a result of this encouragement to abandon historical and biblical values. My first thought was that Pandora's Box has been opened. ''What have we done,'' ''What have we unleashed on our nation that will impact negatively future generations?'' The government's primary responsibility is to protect its citizens, to protect life, not sanction actions that will destroy its citizens. Pandora's Box has been opened! ''What will be next?'' Polygamy? Why not! On what basis will the government withhold that ''individual freedom''? Or what about one day taking an animal or a droid as your spouse? We laugh at this but we're not all that far from these scenarios.

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